Google Chrome Portable 17.0.963.78 Stable (web browser) Released

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Submitted by John T. Haller on March 8, 2012 - 3:57pm

logoGoogle Chrome Portable 17.0.963.78 Stable has been released. Google Chrome Portable is a web browser that runs web pages and applications with lightning speed. It's designed to be simple and stylish. This release updates Google Chrome to the latest version and adds support for the new-style Java plugin. The latest Beta and Dev builds are also available. It's packaged as a portable app, so you can take your browsing experience with you and it's in Format so it can easily integrate with the Platform. It's partially open source freeware for personal and business use.

Update automatically or install from the portable app store in the Platform.


screenshotGoogle Chrome's features include:

  • Quick to start up
  • Loads web pages in a snap
  • Runs web applications faster than ever
  • Designed for efficiency and ease of use
  • Search and navigate to web pages from the same box
  • Arrange and organize tabs however you wish — quickly and easily
  • Get to your favorite websites with just a click, from the thumbnails of your most visited sites in the New Tab page
  • Themes to add delight to your browser Installer / Format

Google Chrome Portable is packaged in a Installer so it will automatically detect an existing installation when your drive is plugged in. It supports upgrades by installing right over an existing copy, preserving all settings. And it's in Format, so it automatically works with the Platform including the Menu and Backup Utility.


Google Chrome Portable is available for immediate download from the Google Chrome Portable homepage. The Development and Beta builds are available from the test section. Get it today!

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March 5 17.0.963.65
March 6 17.0.963.66
March 8 17.0.963.78

If there were published reasons for this continual update, then
maybe I wouldn't feel so puzzled.

I have to ask myself: what is this software that is "fixing?", "removing bugs?",
"adding new features?", "?".

Can anyone state a rational that helps accept all this churning of versions?

Should I just step away from Google Chrome and be happy?



At least I might deduce what all the churn is about and then determine if
I want to use Chrome.

Can't judge yet but this looks like what *used* to be beta logs and not stable.
But then, IBM 360/370, CDC 6500 etc. is ancient history so what do I know about
best practices with release engineering.

I guess I shouldn't read the logs for the actual beta stream.